Review: “Butterfly Garden” by Barbara Behr, Cobble Hill 8.75/10

Publisher: Cobble Hill (Canada), 2018 Title:  “Butterfly Garden” by Barbara Behr, 1000 pieces, 26.625″ x 19.25″ Review by Jane OUR RATING: 8.75/10 Here in Pennsylvania, we’ve had a serious cold snap, as has much of the country. So in looking for a puzzle to work, I was in the mood for something that would give me a blush of spring. I chose this lovely nature puzzle from Barbara Behr. Box Quality:  8.5/10 The box is shown above and below. Cobble Hill has attractive and sturdyRead more

Publisher Overview & SALE: Cobble Hill

This week at Puzzle Warehouse, we’ve having a great sale — buy 2 Cobble Hill puzzles and you get 1 free! To celebrate the sale, and point out some great puzzles you won’t want to miss, this week’s post is an updated overview of the Cobble Hill line. Click here to see the sale at Puzzle Warehouse. See all our Cobble Hill posts and puzzle reviews here. COBBLE HILL HISTORY Cobble Hill was founded in 2005 with the goal of “bringing quality puzzlesRead more

Brand Overview: Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill was founded in 2005 with the goal of “bringing quality puzzles with a loving, whimsical, nostalgic feel to jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts around the world.” They offer a good variety of categories and piece sizes include 2000 piece, 1000 piece, 500 piece, 400 piece Family Puzzle (with large and small pieces), 275 piece Easy Handling, and kids puzzles under 100 pieces. They are located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Check out our overview of the best in Cobble Hill puzzles!Read more

“Nancy Drew”, Cobble Hill — 8.5/10

“Nancy Drew” is a fun collage puzzle that will bring back fond memories for those of us who grew up reading Nancy Drew. The book covers themselves are retro works of art with faux spooky designs that are a pleasure to puzzle. The Cobble Hill quality is good with random cut pieces in a wide variety of shapes that run from normal to small in size. The pieces have a linen finish which helps reduce overhead glare. This puzzle is of medium difficulty. All the letters in the book titles help, but I did refer to the box lid quite often to figure out where a piece went. The five large books in the image are a good size but the smaller books are a bit small to see all the detail. If you grew up with Nancy Drew, or like vintage art, you’ll love this puzzle. Recommended.Read more

“Ring-Necked Pheasants” by Linda Picken, Cobble Hill – 8.5/10

“Ring-Necked Pheasants” is a pretty wildlife puzzle with terrific fall colors. This Cobble Hill puzzle features large pieces that are sturdy, have a snug fit, and a glare-free linen finish. I really enjoyed working with the bigger pieces and they have a nice feeling in your hand. The image by Linda Picken is very peaceful and serene. The gold tones are bright and cheerful to work with. The puzzle is fairly easy due to its 500 piece size, but all the gold adds a touch of challenge. Recommended.Read more

Cobble Hill Promotion at Puzzle Warehouse!

From Oct 5 to Oct 19th Puzzle Warehouse has teamed up with Cobble Hill to offer a special promotion. Buy any 3 Cobble Hill puzzles and get 1 for free. Just add three qualifying products to your cart and visit the “View Cart” page. Under “You have qualified for the following promotion” you’ll see how to add the freebie. Visit Puzzle Warehouse’s Cobble Hill page to begin.Read more

Review: “DragonForge” by Matthew Stewart, Cobble Hill — 7.75/10

Publisher: Cobble Hill (Canada), 2016 Title:  “Dragonforge” by Matthew Stewart  1000 pieces, 19.25″ x 26.625″ Review by Jane OUR RATING: 7.75/10 Box Quality:  (8/10) The box is shown above and below. It’s an attractive rectangular box similar in size to Ravensburger and Jumbo, but it has a nice linen finish. The front does not show the artist or image name. Back: The back is a generic Cobble Hill back. There’s nothing specific about the artist or puzzle image here. The sides: The sides have a nice close-up detail from theRead more

Review: “Garden Birds” by Greg and Company, Cobble Hill — 8.25/10

Publisher: Cobble Hill (Canada), 2016 Title:  “Garden Birds” by Greg & Company  500 pieces, 18″ x 24″ Review by Jane OUR RATING: 8.25/10 Box Quality:  (8/10) The box is shown above and below. It’s an attractive rectangular box similar in size to Ravensburger and Jumbo, but it has a nice linen finish. The front does not show the artist or image name. Back: The back is a generic Cobble Hill back. There’s nothing specific about the artist or puzzle image here. The sides: The sides have a nice close-up detail fromRead more

Review: “Rosemary’s Birds” by Rosemary Millette, Cobble Hill — 9/10

This is a very fun and easy 2000 piece puzzle to assemble. The six lovely vignettes around a central image break the puzzle into many smaller scenes, giving it a collage effect. The colors of the birds and flowers are bright and there’s abundance of patterns like the wood table, wicker basket, pine needles, and pine cones, to make even the green and brown areas a delight to put together. It’s like getting seven puzzles in one. Cobble Hill is a quality brand with a random puzzle cut and attractive boxes. I would have liked to have seen more information about the artist and image on the box or included inside. Recommended.Read more

Cobble Hill: New Puzzles for 2016!

The new Cobble Hill puzzles popped up today. They’re not yet on the Cobble Hill website, but they are for sale on Simple Pastimes. You can see them all here.  I’ve pulled out my favorites below. I’m most excited about the new 2000 piece puzzles. It harder to find really great 2000 piecers and these both look stellar. “Vintage Art Supplies”, 2000 pieces “Rosemary’s Birds” by Rosemary Millette, 2000 pieces I love this collection of various bird paintings. Looks like aRead more